Sacramento NAACP Urges End-Of-Year Support For Programs

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch NAACP is asking for support to keep providing much-needed services and programs to the community. Local president Tyrone Netters says the non-profit organization is as relevant as ever and points to its power to make things happen. “The national and local NAACP chapters played a vital role in this year’s […]

NAACP Releases Report Card for The Hotel & Lodging Industry Noting “Room for Improvement”

ATLANTA – Last week, the NAACP released the findings from its “Opportunities & Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Lodging Industry”. Marriott International received an overall B grade – the highest rating out of all the hotels – with the remaining hotels scoring either a C+ or C. Details in the report suggests that corporate leaders in the […]

NAACP Challenges Voter Suppression at 103rd Annual Convention

HOUSTON – The NAACP took a principled stand against voter suppression at their 103rd Annual Convention last week in Houston, Texas. The theme “Your Power, Your Decision – VOTE” was on full display as delegates heard from Vice President Biden and Governor Mitt Romney and learned about attacks on the right to vote in states […]

NAACP Passes Resolution Endorsing Same-Sex Marriage

MIAMI-  Over the weekend, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a resolution supporting marriage equality. At a meeting of the 103-year old civil rights group’s board of directors, the organization voted to support marriage equality as a continuation of its historic commitment to equal protection under the law. “The mission […]

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Voter ID Bill: Civil Rights Advocates Concerned

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill to require voters in the state to show certain photo identifications before their votes can be counted. The measure passed the state chamber by a vote of 26-23. Pending state House action, the bill may soon be on Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk for signature and […]

George Lucas to Receive NAACP Vanguard Award at 43rd Image Awards Ceremony

UNIVERSAL CITY – Academy Award-winning director, filmmaker, and executive producer George Lucas will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Vanguard Award Presented by UAW/Chrysler at the “43RD NAACP Image Awards,” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17 (8-10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC. In addition, some of the biggest […]